Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Hudson Library & Historical Society! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Neighborhood Wildlif
Thursday, Mar. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Come meet the wild animals that are native to Northeast Ohio in this "Science-To-Go" program presented in association with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History! Learn about the characteristics of local animals and why Northeast Ohio is their perfect habitat, then, see them live and up close! This program is for children in grades K through 6. Registration is required and opens on February 28. 

This program has been funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State Library of Ohio. 
 
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GameBot Club - Magic
Monday, Apr. 8, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29)
Creators ages 8 to 12 can learn to code robots, animations and games using Scratch and  LEGO® WeDo® sets as we make a hunt and click video game based on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe and build mini robotic creatures to play along.  Bring a flash drive to keep your game. Scratch is free software from MIT, so you can add on to your game at home and create new ones long after the class.
Presented by Gigalearn, LLC
Register once for all 4 sessions.
 
Toddler Art
Friday, Mar. 22, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Toddlers love getting creative and messy! We let small hands take the lead in this artsy storytime where children 16 months to 3 years and their caregivers will create art using a variety of materials. Registration is required. Please register your child for only one of the two sessions.  

Toddler Art
Friday, Mar. 22, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Toddlers love getting creative and messy! We let small hands take the lead in this artsy storytime where children 16 months to 3 years and their caregivers will create art using a variety of materials. Registration is required. Please register your child for only one of the two sessions.  

Preschool Art
Friday, Mar. 22, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come join us for creative, open-ended art using a variety of tactile materials such as paint, glitter, glue and more in this artsy story time for preschooler’s ages 4 and more and their caregiver. Registration is required. Please register your child and list the name of the adult attending. Don’t forget to dress to get messy!

 Classical Music For
Sunday, Mar. 24, 2 p.m.
The Classical Music For Everyone Series continues as members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra explore this diverse period in music history. The 20th century saw dramatic innovation and a great variety of musical forms extending from Neoclassicism to works exhibiting a jazz influence. All ages welcome. No registration required.
 
Special Storytime Ev
Monday, Mar. 25, 10:15 a.m.

You are invited to a special drop-in storytime at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, March 25th. The Holden Arboretum's Tree Tale Tellers will come to the library to host a nature-themed family storytime. Join us for the fun as we honor our friends, the trees, with special stories and fun activities! No registration required. Please note:  this is the regularly-scheduled Monday drop-in storytime and will take place in the Flood Family Meeting Room.

Popcorn & Pajamas: R
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Bored on spring break? Come on over to the library on Wednesday, March 27th at 2:00 p.m. for a daytime movie party! Bring a comfy sleeping bag or blanket, have some popcorn, and enjoy Ralph Breaks the Internet (sequel to Wreck-It Ralph). Pajamas are encouraged. This movie is rated PG, with a run time of 112 minutes. Registration is required. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  
The DIY Club
Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:30

Join us for a DIY series to learn about and practice upcycling and fabric arts skills. Each month, we will make a new fabric arts project out of existing materials. DIY Club meets the last Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30pm in the Teen Room. This program is for grades K-5. Registration is required.

Geeky Games
Saturday, Mar. 30, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Calling all Pokémon Trainers, Dungeon Raiders, Magic Gatherers and Board Game Players! Come to the library the last Saturday of each month and get a chance to trade Pokémon cards, take part in a Dungeon & Dragons Campaign or have fun playing a new or favorite table top game. Bring your Pokémon cards, D&D dice or other gaming favorites and enjoy two hours with other geeky gaming enthusiasts.  This free program is for all ages and no registration is required.

Afternoon Adventures
Monday, Apr. 1, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Afternoon Adventures - a monthly exploration into environmental science for children in Kindergarten to second grade. Each session will include a read-a-loud story, a group discussion with a hands on activity and end with a craft.

Registration is required. 
This free event is for children grades K-2 only.
3D Print Club
Thursday, Apr. 4, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Children in grades 2-5 can come create objects to be printed on our 3D printers. No prior knowledge of Tinkercad is necessary! 
 
STEAM Storytime: Coo
Friday, Apr. 5, 10:00 am
On Friday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., children ages 2 to 5 with their caregivers are invited to the library for STEAM Storytime: Cool Chemistry. Join us for stories, songs, play and crafts as we explore the world of chemistry. Registration is required for the child only, and please register for only one of the two offered times. 
STEAM Storytime: Coo
Friday, Apr. 5, 2:00 p.m.
On Friday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., children agest 2 to 5 with their caregivers are invited to the library for STEAM Storytime: Cool Chemistry. Join us for stories, songs, play and crafts as we explore the world of chemistry. Registration is required for the child only, and please register for only one of the two offered times.
Apollo’s Fire
Saturday, Apr. 6, 11 a.m.
Please note that the start time for this concert is 11 a.m., not 2 p.m. as previously posted.

Bach’s house was overflowing with children and harpsichords, and he boasted that he could make “both an instrumental and a vocal ensemble” from his family. This program for all ages will feature musicians from Apollo’s Fire performing on a variety of instruments including a harpsichord. The performance will include works by the most famous Bach, plus lesser known works by other members of the Bach Family, and will end with Apollo’s Fire’s famous Instrument Petting Zoo, a chance for audience members to ask questions and try the instruments. No registration required. 
Slime Society
Tuesday, Apr. 9, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Join us for a fun slime series -- in April, Slime Society will be held on Tuesday, April 9th from 4:30 - 5:15 pm in our Teen Room. Each month we will be making a different type of slime - our sticky, slimey creations are yours to take home!  This program is for grades 3rd-5th. Registration is required.
Kindermusik (infants
Friday, Apr. 12, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (children only) at 11:30.
Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event, at 7:00 a.m.
 
Kindermusik (infants
Friday, Apr. 12, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (children only) at 11:30.
Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event, at 7:00 a.m.
 
Kindermusik (3-5 yea
Friday, Apr. 12, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (children only) at 11:30.
Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event, at 7:00 a.m.
 
Hey Mavis
Sunday, Apr. 14, 2 p.m.
Hey Mavis, an Ohio-based Americana group, will perform songs from their latest album titled Silver Ribbon Dream—People & Stories of the Ohio & Erie Canal. This original work was funded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is a collaboration between Hey Mavis songwriter Laurie Michelle Caner and nationally-acclaimed artist Leandra Drumm. All ages welcome. No registration required. 
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